Music therapy is an established health profession which uses the medium of music, in a therapeutic relationship with your child.

It helps to address individual physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs. Music therapy is based on the belief that we can all respond to and appreciate music, despite disability or illness. We provide music therapy to address this as well as organising group music-making sessions.

Thanks very much for offering music therapy and trying to make it as easy as possible for us to be there.

Haven House Mum

In one-to-one sessions our therapists use music and their voices to respond to the child at their level. Interactions are led by the child and during the sessions, the child has the freedom to express themselves in whatever way they can, with the therapists responding to any cues in a sensitive and validating manner.

Music therapy is also available to young people with cancer and siblings of Haven House children, where song writing and composition can be used for self-expression and as a safe outlet to explore emotions.

Music therapy gives us quality family time and is something we all look forward to each week. It’s fun and easy to be part of, yet so beneficial for Kai and with guidance from Maeve we all gain a better understanding and knowledge. It isn't just a family event it’s a chance to learn and help Kai grow.


Virtual Music Therapy 

As so many children that use Haven House are at greater risk of complications due to COVID-19, many families are shielding at home. Families that already experience isolation are even more isolated than usual. 

We have started to offer remote music therapy sessions, using the Zoom video conferencing app. This means that children can continue their regular weekly therapy input at a time when they need it most, and when other support isn’t available. 

Roxanne Scott, Haven House’s Music Therapist Lead, said:

The great thing about Zoom is that it’s a safe way of ensuring we can maintain the relationship we have with our children and families. It allows us to be there with them, to hear and see them whilst they can hear and see us.

For more information please read our news article. 

Part funded by the Amy Winehouse Foundation
Registered Charity No. 1143740 (England & Wales)

To find out more about music therapy please contact:

Roxanne Scott
Music Therapist
020 8506 3765